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Old 06-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright well in August i'm upgradin to a RD600 chipset mobo and a E6300 Allendale but my mobo now is dyin, so i need a new one now that i will get with a X1900XT, OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU, Seagate 80GB SATA II HD. Now i have a few choices and i dont know which one to get...

Here they are:

Abit GD8 Intel 915P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127204

MSI RC410M-L ATI Radeon Xpress 200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130533

Biostar I915P-A7C Intel 915P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138030

ECS 915PL-A2(3.1B) Intel 915PL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135006

ECS 945P-A(1.1) Intel 945P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135208

Now this mobo will be TEMPORARY! and the cheaper the better because the less i spend on it, the more i have to spend on either a RD600 mobo or more for the CPU (up to a E6400 Allendale).

I realize some of them are DDR, i have 1.5GBs of DDR right now, but if i got DDR2, i would be gettin DDR2 667 for $75 off newegg (1GB only).

If you have any other suggestions that'd be great, it needs a PCI-E slot though
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Old 06-20-2006, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813170010

I'm thinkin of just goin with the Albatron, thats wut someone suggested on XS but i would like more opinions, anybody?
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*G.Skill 1GB DDR 400
*Kingwin Mutant X Series
*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA II
*Maxtor 80GB IDE
*OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it's just a temp board why not go with the cheapest? The abit/albatron/MSI are all fairly good mobo's usually....I'd stay away from the biostar and ECS though.
I'm an ASUS mobo owner for every rig i have had (partly because their is a good supplier from where i live) and i've never had any problems with them AT ALL! Anyways just my 2 cents
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm thinkin the Abatron is for me, its cheap and its got everything i need (at least for lastin less than 2 months), and with the money i save, gettin a VF900 (non-led) for my X1900XT cause i've heard the stock on that beast is loud. I'm hopin the board is a better OCer than the ASRock i have now but if not, IDC, cuz i'll be gettin a sweet RD600 mobo with awsome OCin skills and a E6300!
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*G.Skill 1GB DDR 400
*Kingwin Mutant X Series
*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA II
*Maxtor 80GB IDE
*OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU
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